Does it feel like summer in your part of the world? It’s heating up here, and my kids have been enjoying this easy and inexpensive new backyard water feature. All you need is a nearby water source, recycled plastic bottles, and a wall to attach it to.
My older daughter helped me build this one afternoon last week while my toddler was napping. She loved the responsibility of holding the bottles steady while I drilled and took a lot of pride in our finished water wall. It’s not gorgeous, but it’s a lot of fun and an upcycler’s DIY dream.
To replicate this upcycled playscape in your own garden or patio, I’ll break this down into some simple steps.
DIY Water Wall Supplies
Screws (our nifty kit is from IKEA)
Drill. The one in the photo is no longer with us. Sniff. However, our brand new, favorite drill is this cordless Makita drill (affiliate).
Exacto knife. This one (affiliate) is a good deal
DIY Water Wall Steps
With the exacto knife, cut a hole in the side of the bottle. The hole will be large enough for you to fit your hand into it so that you can easily position and drill in the screws.
Using the exacto knife, score an “X” on the side of a bottle and push a screw through the “X” from the inside. Repeat one more time so that you have two screws poking through the bottle.
Screw the bottles to a fence or wall. Tilt them slightly downward to help the water pour through. You might have to shift the bottles around or cut the holes a bit more to make the water wall work properly. Test as you go.
Test it out to make sure it works. Add a bucket at the bottom to catch the water, which can then be added to plants or returned to the top of the water wall.
Invite some friends over to play.
Set up a water-filling station and add some pitchers, watering cans, and cups.
And be prepared for eye-opening, open-ended fun.
That turned out really cute! We all benefit when you get inpsired! Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day:)
Brilliant! I saw the same post and got inspired too and made one too. Only…no good weather in NL yet…so it hasn’t been used much.Thnx for sharing yours. Esther
That is FANTASTIC!!! I have to do this… it’s going to happen, I love it so much!
What a beautiful water wall. I have been wanting to make one. I love how simple this one is. Makes it feel a lot more doable with how busy this time of year is for my family. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Oh, this looks like fun! I’m hoping to crank out an outdoor chalkboard this month, but as soon as that is done … this is moving to the top of my list — an up cyclers dream indeed 🙂
LOVE IT! A water wall is on my summer to do list. I can’t wait.
That is fantastic, I definitely want to make one of these.
Oh, I’ve been wanting to make one of these – very cool.
Oh my word! My little one would LOVE this! I can’t wait to make one.
I would love for you to share this and any other outside ideas at my Outside Play Party!
LOVE this!! I saw your post this morning and had my husband make a water wall for my kids this afternoon, LOL!! It came out great. It was so simple and looks so cool!! And of course the kids LOVED it! Thanks so much for sharing!
We’ve also have one just inspired in Let the children play !!
By the side: our’s web site’s name means “walking together” in Catalan.
Greetings from Catalonia ( Spain )
I saw this on Pinterest and love the idea, but we have a chain link fence. I’m thinking we might try using zip ties to fasten the bottles to the fence. Anyone done this on chain link link and have other suggestions?
I’m making one with peg board and golf tees so the bottles can be moved. My Idea is to zip tie the peg board to the fence. I will let u know if it works.
YES!I’m a preschool teacher with a limited budget but really wanted to try this with “my” kids. I I found and drove through back lanes until scavenged some discarded lattice panels. The owner even cut them to size for me! I was going to use zip ties but found foam wrapped wire in the garden section at the Dollar store. It is amazing and can be changed around easily, cut to size and it’s soft (ie no scratches). We used plastic tubing and funnels as well as cut to spec bottles. AND the kids love it! they have to climb up a level on the gazebo carrying containers of water so they get a lot of exercise, too! and learn about water conservation!
What an amazing idea! I so want to try that although it’s fall here! Thanks for sharing!
This would be a fun thing to set up in just about any season (aside from freezing cold, of course).
Thanks for the nice comments everyone!
What a great idea! I love it! I have a chain link fence so we might be able to do this with string. The great thing is that the older kids can put it together for the little ones. Great for keeping the big kids busy.
I was going to use zip ties but found foam wrapped wire in the garden section at the Dollar store. It is amazing. It can be changed around easily, cut to size and it’s soft (ie no scratches). If you have older kids, they can change things around easily with this method.
Great idea but my husband would flip if I put holes in the fence (which is fairly new!) but I wonder if the peg board idea worked out for the person that suggested it.
In Dutch: “Lekker kliederen met water”. (Just having fun with water)
how about the water runs into a rain gutter that waters plants on the ground below?
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